Indian PM Modi heads for landslide election victory

World 05/24/19, 11:54

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading for a landslide election victory to secure a second five-year term. Election Commission data on Thursday, May 23 shows that Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 92 seats and is leading in 211 other constituencies, out of 542 seats in the Lower House ...

India’s Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

Business 05/24/19, 03:38

Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory.Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform the economy and improve the lives of India's 1.3 billion people.Modi made ...

Analysis: Economy, Hindu-first impact are Modi’s challenges

World 05/24/19, 02:58

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his first term as "filling in potholes" — shorthand for addressing the country's basic needs.In a campaign speech in April, he pledged his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the next five years would "try to address people's aspirations and take the country to ...

India’s Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

Business 05/24/19, 02:38

Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory.Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform the economy and improve the lives of India's 1.3 billion people.Modi made ...

Indian Prime Minister meets party leaders after election win

World 05/24/19, 01:40

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been meeting with leaders of his Bharatiya Janata Party fresh off his party's thunderous victory in the general elections.A party official says Modi has arranged to meet with Cabinet members Friday evening.The Election Commission says the BJP won 301 out of the 525 constituencies ...

A capsule look at the 11 previous Cricket World Cups

Sports 05/23/19, 21:28

A look at the previous 11 editions of the Cricket World Cup:2015 Australia and New ZealandFinal: Australia def. New Zealand by 7 wicketsFILE - In this Sunday, June 20, 1999 file photo, Australia's Shane Warne celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan's Ijaz Ahmed during the final of the Cricket ...

Out of India, Asia’s 4 other prospects at Cricket World Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 20:16

While India is Asia's obvious contender for the World Cup title, there are four other nations from the continent which could pose problems for highly-ranked teams.Among them, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are former World Cup winners. Bangladesh and Afghanistan are relatively new to the scene. Bangladesh has improved with ...

5 players who could shine in the Cricket World Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 19:53

Five players to watch in the Cricket World Cup starting on Thursday:VIRAT KOHLI (India)He's the best batsman in the world and undoubtedly cricket's biggest star. Now Virat Kohli is aiming to underline his status as one of the game's modern greats by winning the World Cup for the second time ...

Kid’s question makes Cricket World Cup captains squirm

Sports 05/23/19, 10:59

Lined up on the stage like targets, the 10 captains of the Cricket World Cup teams laughed uncomfortably at the question posed to them by a kid with a microphone."If you could add one player to your squad from another team, which player would you choose?"Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli, ...

India’s ruling party claims victory with wide lead in votes

World 05/23/19, 08:43

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty.Election Commission data by midafternoon showed ...

India’s Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power

World 05/23/19, 05:52

The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's leader meditating ...

Update: Early results show Modi’s party in clear lead

World 05/22/19, 23:12

The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local):9 a.m.Early results are showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in the lead in India's general elections.Election officials begin counting votes of India's massive general elections, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. The count is ...

Vote counting begins in India, Modi expected to hold power

World 05/22/19, 22:18

Vote counting began Thursday morning in India's massive general elections, which have been forecast to keep Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in power.The count was expected to conclude by the evening, with strong trends visible by midday. In the world's largest democratic exercise, some 900 million ...

Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia

Business 05/20/19, 02:00

Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with India and Australia leading gains for the region following elections that looked set to keep incumbents in office.In Australia, the S&P ASX 200 rose 1.7% to 6,476.10, boosted by a shock election victory for Prime Minister Scott Morrison. His conservative, pro-business government ...

Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia

World 05/19/19, 23:56

Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with India and Australia leading gains for the region following elections that looked set to keep incumbents in office.Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.3% to 21,343.09 after the government reported Monday that the economy grew at a better-than-expected 2.1% annual pace in ...

Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

World 05/19/19, 22:53

A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces who have faced a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region.The Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society on Monday ...

Final round of voting underway in India’s marathon elections

World 05/18/19, 21:02

Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, grueling campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party seeking reelection for another five years.The voting on Sunday also covers Modi's constituency of Varanasi, a holy Hindu city where he was ...

PHOTOS: Indians set to vote in final phase of election

World 05/18/19, 09:08

India's marathon general election, known as the world's largest democratic exercise, is nearing the finish line.The first of the election's seven staggered phases was held on April 11. On Sunday, the final phase will take place, with voting to be held for the remaining 60 seats in the 543-member Lower ...

India’s ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal

World 05/17/19, 05:35

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party's fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections concluding this week by diluting the strength of a formidable opponent, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.The battle pitting the Bharatiya Janata Party's divisive ...

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